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by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago. What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy. There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus: How do you...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

DGA wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:21 pm
He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago.

What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy.
There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus:
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 154
Views: 2703

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Norwegian wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:15 pm
I have no idea, but searching for the name on Google, gives you this: From another Aro person:
goes now under the moniker of Doc Togden - a blues/country musician
Moniker = pseudonym.
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 154
Views: 2703

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

No he doesnt. The Doc Togden name is a joke which came about because he claimed (as a joke) to be the reincarnation of Doc Holliday of OK Corral fame. If we are going to become indignant about Dharma practitioners who are not to our taste lets at least not make stuff up. Well if it is a joke, then ...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 154
Views: 2703

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

And I have observed in the past that the Aro crew is most likely having more fun than we are... I don't know dude, but the idea of hanging out (literally) naked with the two people in the Aro photo, is hardly my idea of having fun. :tongue: Interesting side note - that clown Ngag'phang Rinpoche (as...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Crestone colorado.

A local told me that he is stays in a trailer, that he is now a shaivite and smokes from a Chillum.
Yep, his facebook profile seems to confirm that he is a follower of Shiva now.
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Hi friends There is a short old movie from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling with late Gendun Rinpoche. And in some sequences there is tulku of Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, there is written "american tulku". It is in 0.10 sec in this video. I know that there is one Sangye Nyenpa born in Bhutan. Of course as we know the...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Martin Luther King Day

What did MLK do? He brought down a terrorist state. https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/8/29/1011562/- I wish that was true, but it seems to me that USA are still as terrorist a state as ever. Hint: wars in Middle East, Afghanistan, wars in Africa, drone strikes, War on Drugs... Lol. You did not re...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 58
Views: 1936

Re: New Rigpa letter

A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomrimpoche/permalink/954458854709277/ Sad. Kevin I don´t think it refers to Sogayl thing, I think it refers to the outrage about Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche´s comments and j...
by dzoki
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Martin Luther King Day

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:38 am
What did MLK do? He brought down a terrorist state.
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/8/29/1011562/-
I wish that was true, but it seems to me that USA are still as terrorist a state as ever. Hint: wars in Middle East, Afghanistan, wars in Africa, drone strikes, War on Drugs...
by dzoki
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Martin Luther King Day

Interesting take on MLK and things that are generaly not talked about in USA:

by dzoki
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 154
Views: 2703

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

When you just recieved an empowerment, you are not yet a real ngagpa, you are what they call ngagchung - "a small ngagpa" in other words, ngagpa in training. Then you should as a minimum complete a ngondro, and approach and accomplishment rectitations of sadhanas of the three roots. If you can then ...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . The other term used in connection with reborn lamas is yangsi - lit. ...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

It would probably be a good idea to see what the original term is. The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . Th...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

It would probably be a good idea to see what the original term is. The original term is sprul pa , for example emanation of Manjushri is 'jam dbyangs kyi sprul pa , hence tulku = sprul pa'i sku. In this way we have sku sprul, gsung sprul, thugs sprul, yon tan gyi spru l and phrin las kyi sprul . Th...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4964
Views: 422654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, as long as you receive particular lung and instructions and have received direct introduction, you can do practices such ngondro (semdzin and rushan), yoga of clarity and emptiness, Mandarava practice, basic Kalachakra practice, mantras of 25 spaces of Samantabhadra, semde practices and tregch...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1063

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

I think "metoo" movement is pretty dumb. Why is it dumb? It is dumb, becuase it lumps together women, who were real victims of rape with women who were victims of their own bad decisions. Who are the women who are victims of their own bad decissions? Women who willingly slept with their guru or othe...
by dzoki
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4964
Views: 422654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

- Are there any Longsal texts that are available to someone whom does not have the Longsal initiation? Yes, as long as you receive particular lung and instructions and have received direct introduction, you can do practices such ngondro (semdzin and rushan), yoga of clarity and emptiness, Mandarava...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2365

Re: The Future

Well you seem pretty free with your opinions about other people. I assumed you had some kind of siddhis that tells you whether they are performing to your satisfaction. I suspect that you will still be whining about everyone else in 20 or 30 years. And putting the world right. :D :D :D You say that...
by dzoki
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 83
Views: 2365

Re: The Future

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:43 pm
I have no attainments at all. Should I give up do you think?
:D That is not a question for me. How am I responsible for your practice and your success in practice or lack thereof?